Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Happy 3rd Birthday JPW!!!

Our baby turned 3 years old on Tuesday! Oh my goodness I can't believe he's already three! We had such a wonderful day. We had cake at JPW's school and then took him to play golf with his new golf clubs he got for his birthday. He had a blast playing golf with Daddy! And I had a blast watching! It was such a gorgeous day yesterday to be outside. Watching JPW playing golf may me realize what a big boy he's becoming!(Tears) After golf we headed out to get dinner at Texas Roadhouse. JPW didn't know what to think when they started singing to him. He loved watching the waiters and waitresses line dance. We couldn't convince him to dance with them though. Ha!

I thought for JPWs birthday I would reflect on the things JPW has taught me.

What JPW has taught his Mommy
  • You have taught me about Christ's love for us
  • You have taught me how to become a servant in the NICU
  • You have taught me that the love for a child is like no other
  • You have taught me that if that house is in shambles it's ok you won't remember how much cleaning Mommy did rather how much playing Mommy did
  • You have taught me to be selfless, I would do anything for you and Daddy
  • You have taught me to laugh at the simpliest things
  • You have taught me all the silly songs I forgot I sang when I was a child
  • You have taught me that I will never have another best buddie like you
  • You have taught me that family is the most important thing after our relationship with Christ
  • You have taught me how to love and cherish every moment with you

JPW I love you more and more each day! I hope you had the greatest birthday ever!

Coming up next the birthday party :-)

Don't ask for Mickey Mouse cake from the Cookie Company b/c it's copyrighted and this is what you'll get! Ha! That's supposed to be Mickey's Ears

He just woke up from his nap. Excuse the bed head!

Loving his cookie cake!

Trying to get the boys to take a pic together!
Mrs. Tammy and JPW! We love her!

On the golf cart ready to play!

Teeing up!

Love this pic of my boys!


Driving the cart with Daddy

Family Pic at Texas Roadhouse

JPW and Aunt Robyn. He loved the Yo Gabba Gabba microphone she bought him!

Not sure about this singing!

Opening more presents after bathtime. Of course Mommy and Daddy had to get him a few extra toys besides the golf clubs

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Preggo's Favorite Things

I would never dare post a belly picture of myself right now! Let's say I look like I'm due tomorrow. When I was pregnant with JPW I hated getting larger. Well think goodness this time I'm ok with getting large because it was going to happen regardless. ha! I wanted to make a note of the lovely things I enjoy to eat right now. I'm just having fun eating whatever I want. I haven't gained alot of lbs. but my stomach is gigantic! Beware this post may make you hungry!

Ahh...Applejuice-I love this before I go to bed

Lek's Pud Thai...Yummo Only Problem G doesn't like it!

This is a semi-healthy dessert only 140 calories you must try...only at Publix and Winn Dixie

Yes I frequent Chickfila in the mornings for these chicken minis
I have a small addiction to these but got in trouble at the dr. the other day b/c I was dehydrated so trying to cut back...I know you're thinking oh pregnant people can't have caffiene. umm yes I can when I don't migraines occur so it's medically necessary.

Yes you can sometimes find me here for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Some favs are cheese grits, hashbrowns with cheese, chicken salad and chef salad

Chick-fil-a Lemonade to go with those yummy chicken minis. See I am staying away from caffiene

I've only had Popeyes once before I got pregnant. Now more often. I just love fried chicken!

I like these as snack around 10am. ha! I don't know why.

I used to eat these year round now it's only when I'm preggo. Only 10 calories a pickle!

mmmm. Mandarin Oranges just sweet and good! I eat these at night.

I just pick these up randomly at the store when I'm in the check out line. I think they make me feel like I'm eating healthy chocolate!

Another Caffiene free drink-Cherry Limeade. Anything with cherry is so good!

Chocolate Raspberry Truffle is the best here!

Good ole Kabuki! Love me some Hibachi Shrimp

A cheese calzone please! Oh my goodness just divine!

If you come in my office you will smell this....popcorn. By the way, the BEST popcorn ever is sold HERE try the chocolate carmel.

And of course.....WATER! Working on getting those 64 ounces for Dr. P and Baby W.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tonsilectomy+Adnoidectomy+3rd Set of Tubes=Disaster

So we can finally breathe now....after 2 weeks of recovery from surgery. JPW is pretty much back to usual. I want to make a public service announcement and say DO NOT do this surgery on your 2 or 3 yr old! It was an absolute nightmare to put it nicely. The surgery went as planned but the recovery was like something I've never experienced. G was really opposed to the tonsilectomy but the doctor convinced him it was needed. What can I say G is usually right when it comes to JPW as much as I hate to admit it! ha!

The day we got home from surgery was great! JPW ate like 4 popcicles, 3 cups of ice cream, drank juice and we were able to get good ole Lortab in him. Day #2 the complete opposite-no ice cream, no popsicles, nothing to drink, no medicine, and no peepee in the potty or pants which = dehydration. So off to Baptist South ER-oh geez another nightmare. They put us in a room with four other people with a curtain pulled. No swine flu patients but trauma patients(I don't know what would have been worse)-two from car accidents plus one man hemroging and hollering and one old man snoring really loud. So to say JPW was freaked out is an understatement. Oh and Mommy was freaked out too. And Daddy well he was not a happy camper. We stayed and JPW received fluids and antibiotic(b/c his blood count was high)through an IV which this is gross-but blood shot everywhere when they stuck him. I thought they were going to have to admit me as I was in hysterics.

They let us go home after 4 hours so Day #2 was finally over. After that I lost count of the days. G took off work and stayed with us for 2 days thank goodness. JPW still refused his medicine-ever tried to reason with an almost 3 yr old on why he should take his medicine. Well it doesn't work! We wrestled, held down, shut his mouth, mixed it with things, we tried everything. I would have inserted it rectally if I could have. 7 days passed by so back to the doctor because he still had no relief and was bleeding. Of course our pediatrician was off that day so we got to see the very last doctor I ask for when I need an appt. He told us it was his adnoids that were bleeding so he would be ok. I requested a shot of pain medicine and guess what they don't have pain meds in their office. Nice! He told me to get him some choclate milk to coat his throat. Choclate milk? Seriously, I just paid $25 for a dr to tell me to buy choclate milk. There was no other pain med he could prescribe us that would taste better or not hurt JPW's throat. So he sent us on our way telling us JPW would turn the corner in the next few days. Ughhh.

So the saga continued...JPW woke up every hour screaming at night and could not stay with anyone other than mommy. I can tell you I felt more needed the last two weeks than I have in entire my life. Have you ever tried to go to the bathroom with a 30+ pound child in your lap along with a huge preggo belly. It's quite comical!

I would have done anything for JPW that week and a half. Whatever he wanted he got. I would have woke up every 30 minutes if needed just to make him better. I'm just so thankful it's all over. We'll see if the end results were worth it. At this point I still don't think I would do it again.

And guess what JPW has now learned to say "I don't feel good Mommy...I think I need a milkshake" Of course after he's all better he learns how to tell me how he's feeling and doesn't refuse milk shakes!

Thanks for all of your prayers for us! They were definitely felt!

At home right after surgery

All better and lovin his ice cream cone!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

He Is With You

I heard this song for the first time today and I thought it was a really amazing song! Hope it reminds each of you that "He is with you" no matter what you're facing. Happy Day!

"The Lord your God is with you" 1 Chronicles 22:18